Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

We work with abused American women and children in foreign countries to provide domestic violence, child abuse advocacy and sexual assault advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal & social international landscapes, to be able to live free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States via an international toll free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, accessible from 175 countries, serving a population estimated at 7 million American civilians living overseas, 1.1 million military personnel and their dependents and the 68 million Americans that travel overseas every year.
Feb 19, 2014

You helped 502 victims in 62 countries call us in 2013!

Because of you, 502 battered mothers were able to call our crisis line in 2013. Total incoming communications were 3005. The 15 countries with the most incoming communications: United Kingdom, Pakistan, Croatia, Denmark, France, South Korea, Barbados, Australia, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Thailand, Italy, Egypt and the Czech Republic.

Donating to pay for minutes for battered mothers on our international toll free crisis line is life saving for victims in crisis.

I personally know how important your donations are to victims in need. If you are interested in learning more about why I founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, you can read the first chapter of my memoir for free at www.harvestingstonesbook.com

I can't thank you enough for chosing our project to donate to on Global Giving. Warmest wishes always, Paula

Feb 19, 2014

16 battered mothers plus their children relocated back to the USA in 2013 because of you!

Last year you helped provide 16 battered mothers and their children life-saving danger to safety flights back to the USA! That is one relocation almost every three weeks. Our case managers work hard to navigate victims to safety from foreign countries, but it is your donations that make these flights possible.

Here is part of an email we received from one of the battered mothers you helped:

"I was so afraid when I left the house with Katie while my husband was sleeping. But the taxi you called was right there. When he took me to the airport and we boarded the flight it felt unreal. I am safe now with family and we are starting our lives over. Katie loves playing with the neighbors dog. It is so nice to have some normality in our lives. You are my angels..."

I personally know how important your donations are to victims in need. If you are interested in learning more about why I founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, you can read the first chapter of my memoir for free at www.harvestingstonesbook.com

I can't thank you enough for chosing our project to donate to on Global Giving. Warmest wishes always, Paula

Feb 19, 2014

Look how many battered women and children you helped in 2013!

We are excited to share with you what we have accomplished together last year!

In 2013, AODVC international advocates and case managers received 3012 incoming calls and emails from 502 victims in 62 countries.

The 15 countries with the most incoming calls and emails: United Kingdom, Pakistan, Croatia, Denmark, France, South Korea, Barbados, Australia, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Thailand, Italy, Egypt and the Czech Republic.

Look at what else we were able to do: Relocated 16 victims and their children back to the USA, provided 38 legal consultations and legal retainers to enable battered mothers to file for custody of their children, provided 28 families with housing, utilities and basic needs and provided counseling to 9 survivors. For an organization that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on less then $1,000 a day, we have been called "the little engine that could" by so many people.

Over $400,000 was also received in 2013 in pro-bono legal services through our National Probono Legal program, more than twice our cash budget, making every dollar donated double in value. Our global mission is only possible because of people like you who believe in the ability and the passion of AODVC staff, volunteers and board members.

I personally know how important your donations are to victims in need. If you are interested in learning more about why I founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center fifteen years ago you can read the first chapter of my memoir for free at www.harvestingstonesbook.com

I can't thank you enough for chosing our project to donate to on Global Giving. Warmest wishes always, Paula

 
   

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